PEORIA - Billie Hering, 85, of Peoria passed away at 12:12 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Billie was born on Jan. 26, 1928, in Peoria to James T. and Lena (Duits) Johnson. She married Charles D. Hering on March 23, 1946, in Peoria. He died on May 11, 1999, in Peoria.
She is survived by her children, Diane Shefts of Paris, Texas, Kathleen DoBrave of Andover, Minn., Daniel Hering of Summit, Miss., Candace Randolph of Jerseyville, Ill., Deborah Sollberger of Peoria, Roxanne Hull of Atoka, Tenn., Charles Hering of Collinsville, Ill., Andrew Hering of San Antonio, Texas, and Amanda McCann of Trivoli, Ill. Billie has 33 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sons; one granddaughter, Alicia; three sons-in-law; two brothers; and a sister.
Billie was a member of the Ann Street Bible Church, as well as a member of its ladies group. She was an executive secretary for the Medical Surgical Clinic for more than 25 years.
Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. The funeral service will follow on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at 12 noon at the mortuary, with the Rev. Don Burleson officiating. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Ann Street Bible Church, 2105 W. Ann St., Peoria, IL 61605 or OSF Saint Francis Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com.